Hundreds of Prayer Warriors Involved in American Pastors Network’s ‘52 Tuesdays’ Prayer Initiative:
Goal is 1,000 by Feb. 6 Prayer Breakfast
APN Prayer Project ‘52 Tuesdays’ Encourages American Christians to Pray Weekly for Every Aspect of Culture Leading Up to 2020 Election
January 27, 2020
PHILADELPHIA—Countless Christians know the nation needs prayer, perhaps like never before. While they can pray on their own, in their families or with their congregations, many seek a tangible way to engage with others in a concerted effort to pray for the United States.
The American Pastors Network (APN) is aware of the desires of these prayerful Americans and has created a specific prayer challenge and initiative to bring together those who are willing to fall to their knees for the good of the nation.
In fact, said APN President Sam Rohrer, the network of pastors is praying that a total of 1,000 prayer warriors will join the “52 Tuesdays” movement before the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 6 in Washington, D.C. Hundreds have already signed on.
The ultimate goal by Election Day 2020 is 10,000 committed Christians who will pray every Tuesday for the moral and spiritual renewal of America. The dedicated season of prayer not only addresses the important 2020 presidential election but also other topics close to voters’ hearts. Prayer warriors nationwide can add their name to the growing “52 Tuesdays” list here. A national movement toward prayer is under way through many organizations, and APN will soon offer a list on its website where those committed to pray can learn more about these engagement opportunities.
“We often find ourselves trying to fix problems rather than pray about them,” Rohrer said. “We feel the need to do something and work to address situations with action. If nothing else works, then we’ll stop to pray. Yet James 5:16 teaches that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James uses the illustration of Elijah, a prophet who prayed for rain to stop for three and a half years—and it did. Elijah then prayed for rain, with God again answering his prayers. Our spiritual problems require spiritual solutions. Prayer offers us direct access to the unlimited power of the Almighty God. When we face problems—even national ones—we shouldn’t turn to God when nothing else works. We should pray first and watch Him work.”
Additionally, Rohrer said, it’s important for the faithful to pray for their national leaders, including the President of the United States.
“1 Timothy Chapter 2 teaches us to intercede for our governing leaders,” he said. “Yet many overlook the aspects of prayer the apostle Paul notes in this command. Praying for our leaders should result in believers leading ‘a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.’ When we ask for God’s blessings upon those who lead our communities and nation, we seek peace and the ability to live out our faith effectively in this world. Unfortunately, these goals are often missing in our attitudes and prayers regarding our political leaders. We tend to focus on personalities rather than on peace. Yet God’s desire includes our humble prayers for the salvation and wisdom for those in authority. We must remember to diligently ask the Lord to work in the lives of our nation’s leaders—as well as our own.”
The National Prayer Breakfast is set for Thursday, Feb. 6, in Washington, D.C., where 3,500 people from all over the world will gather with President Donald Trump, representatives from more than 120 nations, leaders from all areas of the United States government and individuals from various walks of life.
APN’s call for prayer is resonating with American Christians and listeners to the “Stand in the Gap” lineup of programming, where “52 Tuesdays” is discussed often.
APN’s daily radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today,” airs live from noon to 1 p.m. ET, when Rohrer, Pennsylvania Pastors Network Executive Director Gary Dull and North Carolina Pastors Network President Dave Kistler invite cultural experts to discuss a variety of pressing topics and headlines from a biblical and constitutional perspective. Archived programs can be viewed here; find a station here. Rohrer also hosts the daily short radio feature, “Stand in the Gap Minute,” and “best of” shows from the week are broadcast on “Stand in the Gap Weekend.”
Likewise, “Stand in the Gap TV,” reaching millions of potential viewers on several networks, considers transcending cultural issues, seemingly difficult to navigate, from a biblical worldview perspective while bringing clarity to cultural confusion and making sense of the nonsense around us.
View the media page for APN here, which also details information about “Stand in the Gap” radio programming. For more information on APN, visit www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. For information about forming a state chapter of APN, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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